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Statuette Attié (N° 13026)
African art of the lagoon populations of Côte d'Ivoire.
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The lagoon populations of eastern Côte d'Ivoire include mainly Attié, Akyé, Ebrié and Abouré. Their sculptures offer many similarities. These kingdoms had the first commercial establishments offering gold, ivory, slaves and pepper to the West.Among the group of Akan , the Attié , of Akye-Fo, ", the holders of the Blade", divide among the those in the North and those in the South. The Attié , palm oil producers, also harvest yam, corn and bananas. Their traditional and festive ceremonies are an opportunity to flaunt a wide variety of objects, some of them gold or gold-covered. (source: Ivory Coast Treasures, F.Neyt) Camped on wide feet, the female figure holds a hairstyle or a load on his head with his arms raised. The conical hairstyle is decorated with a grid evoking braids. Carpet nail inserts are an allusion to the keloid scars of the ethnic group. It is ache edit with necklaces of glass beads and terracotta. The soft, glossy surface is impregnated with kaolin residue.
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|Origin||ex-collection docteur Cordier|
|Material(s)||wood, perles de verre, terracotta, metal|
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